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Discovering New Ideas Through Centuries-Old Art Styles

When we want to find new ways of creating and appreciating art, we just need to look at the influences…

July 25, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: Find the Artist Within

Being an artist takes time, patience, and kindness for ourselves. Take some time to Make/Play/Watch/Read and find the artist within.

July 23, 2021

Be the Artist: The Vibrant World of the Fauvists

A pair of artists first created their "wild beasts" in the early 1900s. Try this fauvism inspired DIY to make…

July 19, 2021

The GeekMom Picture Book Roundup: Summer 2021

Here are nine of my favorite picture books from 2021 that I hope you and your family will enjoy reading…

July 17, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: World Chess Day (July 20)

Chess is one of the oldest international games in history, and it has its own special day: World Chess Day…

July 16, 2021

Be the Artist: The Beauty and Color of Batik Design

The wax dyeing method of batik is popular with artists around the globe. Create some designs from make-believe lands as…

July 4, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: A Pirate’s Life for Me

Time to Make/Play/Watch/Read your way to the high seas in search of treasure! It's a pirate's life for everyone!

July 3, 2021

3 Otherworldly Books for Fans of UFOs, Aliens, and the Paranormal

With the subject back in the news, here are three recent books that touch on UFOs, aliens, and other related…

July 2, 2021

Speaking in the Vernacular…Colloquially of Course

Twenty years into life in the US, GeekMom Sarah still finds British words to confuse and entertain her family.

June 28, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Both Sides Now’ by Peyton Thomas

'Both Sides Now' by Peyton Thomas is a YA novel about a transgender teen boy in the approach to the…

June 27, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating’ by Adiba Jaigirdar

'Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating' by Adiba Jaigirdar is a contemporary YA novel about two Irish, Bengali girls…

June 25, 2021

Be the Artist: Making Nostalgic Memories with Ephemera

Ephemera is something created to be temporary. Use some of the these old paper items to create some memories from…

June 21, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Trouble Girls’ by Julia Lynn Rubin

'Trouble Girls' by Julia Lynn Rubin is a YA story about two queer teenage girls, inspired by 'Thelma and Louise'…

June 21, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: Roll Up for International Sushi Day!

It's International Sushi Day (June 18). Let's MAKI it special. (There's more where that came from with our Make/Play/Watch/Read.)

June 18, 2021

Interview with LEGO Brickmasters Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard

GeekMom Karen and GeekKid L sat with LEGO Brickmasters Amy and Jamie.

June 17, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life’ – Lois Shearing

'Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life' by Lois Shearing is a non-fiction book that explores bisexuality in detail.

June 15, 2021

Make/Play/Watch/Read: E3 and Video Games

Here's to the gamers and the game developers! Make/Play/Watch/Read with our tribute to video game developers.

June 11, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘The Deepest Breath’ by Meg Grehan

'The Deepest Breath' by Meg Grehan is an unusual, LGBTQ middle-grade book that is written entirely in verse.

June 11, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Ace of Spades’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

In 'Ace of Spades,' Devon & Chiamaka (the two Black students at their school) are targeted by the anonymous 'Aces'…

June 7, 2021

Be the Artist: The “Big Picture” of Diptychs and Triptychs

One idea behind diptychs and triptychs is to look closer at smaller parts of a big picture. Try it with…

June 6, 2021